Many, many, many years ago, when I was in high school, that was a popular chant at various sporting events...
I couldn't help but think of it while listening to the news about the sit-in here in Chicago. The spirit and determination of fellow Chicagoans who are staging this sit-in at Republic Windows and Doors, 1333 N Hickory Ave, Chicago, IL.
On Friday, December 5th, two hundred workers were given three days notice that they would no longer be employed.
Illinois government has stepped in. READ USA TODAY HERE. It has dominated our local news and put a great big PANG in my heart.
Previously I have shared that despite historical accounts of Al Capone and mob days, civil unrest and the corruption that went into building this town, Chicagoans are the "Monsters of the Midway" and are often shining examples of a "City that Works".
We have our problems, as any metropolis does, but I can guarantee that before this week is out, if this is not solved expeditiously, Chicagoans, and probably folks from all over the world are going to support these workers. We will feed them and help them...and we will watch and see to make sure they are treated right.
What are your thoughts on this sit-in? If this occurred to you or someone you love, would you fight for what you feel you deserve?
What about Bank of America? What do you think is their responsibility to these workers? The workers are holding down for severance pay and accrued vacation pay. That is understandable, given the conditions during this time.
What can we do to support others going through emotional situations such as these?
This is such a sad yet powerful story. I can't help but feel and wish I could say or do more...
BREAKING NEWS ~
After I posted this, the bottom fell out of Illinois (Or the top, depending on how you address this). Our governor was arrested along with his Chief of Staff. The GOOD news is here : BANK of America extended more credit so that the good hardworking can be paid...
Now, I know for a fact that this good company employed undocumented persons...so, that is another issue that needs to be addressed, although Illinois is a sanctuary state. We must consider, how much of tax payers money is being handed over?
Folks worked hard though, regardless of their status, so are they due these funds?
As our great country is undone on so many levels, now is the time to put Humpty Dumpty back together again, but this time we should be collaborating on how to do it the right way...
Food for thought to feed our HONEST elected officials, if that is an oxymoron I truly apologize!!